Legal Writing Conference

The Third Annual Western Regional Legal Writing Conference

Friday-Saturday, August 9-10, 2013

The theme of this year’s conference is “Lead the Change.” Today, legal educators around the country are talking about the need to reform legal education. For legal writing professors, many of the reforms being discussed are not new to us. Assessing our students, preparing them for the practice of law, and revising our curriculum in response to the changing needs of the market are just part of our daily routine. We invite you to join the conversation.

  • Meet, reconnect, and share ideas with your Legal Writing colleagues
  • Discover programs and curricula being implemented at other schools
  • Learn more about institutional assessment, teaching strategies, and innovative classroom techniques
  • Enjoy the sunny weather and nearby beaches at our stunning location
  • Visit area attractions, including Disneyland

Keynote Speaker: Richard K. Neumann, Jr., Professor of Law, Hofstra University, Maurice A. Deane School of Law


Judge Mark A. Borenstein, Los Angeles Superior Court
Judge Terri Flynn-Peister, Orange County Superior Court
Peter Juzwiak, Esq., Partner, Juzwiak & Lee Partners, LLP
Dahni Tsuboi, Esq., Chief Deputy General Counsel, City of Hope

Your Conference Committee

Andrea Funk (Co-Chair), Associate Dean for Lawyering Skills and Institutional Assessment; Professor of Lawyering Skills
Kelley Mauerman (Co-Chair), Assistant Director of Lawyering Skills and Institutional Assessment; Associate Professor of Lawyering Skills

Conference Committee:
Christine Kelton, Professor of Lawyering Skills
Kristen Martin, Professor of Lawyering Skills
Jennifer Mertus, Professor of Lawyering Skills
Kelley Poleynard, Professor of Lawyering Skills
Jill Reza, Associate Professor of Lawyering Skills
Robert Somers, Professor of Lawyering Skills